There are more people in slavery right now…

than any other time in human history 

Hagar exists to transform the lives of women and children in Vietnam and Cambodia who have survived trafficking, slavery and other severe forms of abuse. Some of the global facts that motivate us and our donors are:

The 2021 Global Estimates indicate that 50 million people are in modern slavery on any given day, either forced to work against their will or in a marriage that they were forced into.

This number translates to nearly one of every 150 people in the world

That’s more than at any other time in history

Forced labour accounts for 28 million of those in modern slavery and forced marriage for 22 million. 

3.3 million of those people in forced labour are children

The Asia Pacific region is host to more than half the global total of those in forced labour

Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world

More than 1 in 5 Cambodian men aged 18-49 admit to having raped a woman according to UN research

 

Since Hagar’s establishment in 1994, we have walked the journey with over 33,000 of women and children who have survived one or more of these severe forms of abuse. Hagar staff have met each of these survivors in a season of their lives where they are broken and traumatised. Together with our donors, we have provided comprehensive recovery services and done whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to see these survivors thriving. We also educate communities on how to prevent and recognise trafficking and other forms of abuse.

 

As we raise awareness in New Zealand about these global issues, we always find people who want to know more about human trafficking and slavery particularly. Click the buttons below to have your questions answered!

Global Estimates of Modern Slavery

The International Labour Office (ILO), UN Migration and the Walk Free Foundation published this report, with the latest global slavery statistics, in September 2022. This report describes global slavery, and its growth, in detail. If you want to learn more about slavery specifically, we encourage you to give it a read!

2023 Trafficking in Persons Report

This report is published by the United States Department of State every year and gives the global overview of human trafficking specifically.

World Day Against Trafficking in persons

Join us in the fight against human trafficking. Find out how you can take action today.

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By partnering with Hagar, you’re supporting survivors to heal from the trauma of severe abuse. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you.

Help us transform lives

Donate now

By partnering with Hagar, you’re supporting survivors to heal from the trauma of severe abuse. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you.

Help us transform lives

Donate now

By partnering with Hagar, you’re supporting survivors to heal from the trauma of severe abuse. Our work is dependent on charitable giving by people like you.

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